August 14, 2012
Flavorwire lists 10 of the greatest underdogs in literature.
TIME lists the 13 best indie songs of summer.
Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, plans to release the book as an enhanced e-book (EEB) in addition to the more traditional hardcover, e-book and audio book formats. The EEB will include lots of interactive multimedia that amplify the themes of the book.
PopMatters interviews singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith.
On the way poetry influenced The Dog Stars
"I think that the writers I loved most all my life were musical writers, and in prose, it's guys like [William] Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy, just great lyrics ... great music in their language. My dad started reading poetry to me when I was 6, before I'd go to sleep. He would read e.e. cummings' "Buffalo Bill's" ... and that music, as I became enthralled with poetry as a kid, that's what I always wanted to do: I always wanted to write something with the power of song, of music. I would say that all the poets I've read have definitely informed the writing."
Ratner says she loved the way her father could transform reality through storytelling. So when it came to writing In the Shadow of the Banyan, Ratner didn't want to merely chronicle events. She wanted to create a work of art. "I wanted to tell a larger story about hope and survival, the unbreakable bonds of family," she says. "And I actually want to tell a story about the power of storytelling to transcend suffering. Because it was the stories that saved me, the stories, the poetry that my father left behind."
Flavorwire lists rock hits you didn't realize were blues songs.
On sale for $2.99 today at Amazon MP3: the 25-track The Best of the Monkees album.
Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.
Amazon MP3 offers over 600 albums for sale for $2.99.
Also on sale at Amazon MP3 for $2.99: 37 children's music albums.
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